Hardcover: 274 pages
Author: Emil Ruder
Publisher: Verlag Niggli AG
Language: English, German, French
ISBN-10: 3721200438
ISBN-13: 978-3721200430
Product Dimensions: 23.4 x 23.1 x 3.3 cm
Release Date: 1996

Emil Ruder’s Typography is the timeless textbook from which generations of typographer and graphic designers have learned their fundamentals. Ruder, one of the great twentieth-century typographers was a pioneer who abandoned the conventional rules of his discipline and replaced them with new rules that satisfied the requirements of his new typography. Now in its sixth printing, this book has a hallowed place on the bookshelves of both students and accomplished designers. Dimension: 83/4 x 11 inches, over 500 examples, English, German & French text.

1914 Born in Zurich, March 20
1929-33 Apprenticeship as compositor
1938-39 Studied in Paris. French language diploma.
1939-41 Akzidenzfaktor at Fachverlag in Zurich.
1941-42 Student at the Zurich Kunstgewerbeschule,
class for type composition and letterpress printing.
Studied under Alfred Willimann and Walter K�ch.
1942 Appointed full-time teacher of typography at
Allgemeine Gewerbeschule Basel (AGS).
1947 Head of department 3 of AGS Basel
[department of apprentices in applied arts] 1947 Initiated the specialized class for letterpress printing
(Tagesfachklasse fur Buchdruck). Head of this class.
1948 Head of the Basel group of the Swiss Werkbund (SWB).
1950 Married Ingeborg Susanne Schwarz, October 18
1951 First son Martin is born, September 26
1954 Second son Daniel is born, April 9
1956 Initiated the typography course for (three) selected students
(Gestaltungsklasse ur Typographie).
1956 Member of the jury ‘Die gute Form’ [good design] at the Swiss Industries Fair, Basel (Mustermesse Basel).
1956 Member of the Central Committee of the Swiss Werkbund
(as successor to Georg Schmidt).
1958 Member of the Managing Committee of the SWB.
1959 Swiss national representative at the ATypI
(Association Typographique Internationale).
1961 Member of the Federal Commission for Applied Art
(as successor to Berthold von Gronigen).
1961 Artistic adviser to the Swiss Post Office, stamps department.
1962 Cofounder of the International Center for Typographic Arts
(ICTA), New York.
1965 Director of Allgemeine Gewerbeschule Basel
and the Basel Gewerbemuseum [Basel Arts and Crafts Museum].
1966 Second chairman of the Swiss Werkbund
1967 Published Typographie at Niggli Verlag, Teufen
1968 Initiated the International Advanced Program for Graphic Design
with Armin Hofmann (Weiterbildungsklasse fur Graphik).
1970 Died in Basel, March 13



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